2020-01-07: Social Media Postees

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Activist Faces Jail for Resisting Massachusetts Sheriff's Collaboration With ICE
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-07
For 30-year-old Sherrie Andre, who has family and close friends that are undocumented, the politics of immigration hits close to home. | "I have a Southeast Asian identity and a mixed status family and Southeast Asian people are being deported at a pretty rapid rate right now," said Andre, a co-founder of the FANG Collective, an organization that has been working to raise public awareness of th…
truthout.org/articles/activist-faces-jail-for-resisting-massachusetts-sheriffs-collaboration-with-ice/

Ilhan Omar just pointed out one really f**ked up detail about Trump's war on Iran
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-01-07
Donald Trump effectively started a war with Iran on 3 January by assassinating one of the country's top generals. As would be the case with virtually any other regional power, Iran has vowed to respond. | Congresswoman Ilhan Omar took to Twitter on 6 January and pointed out one sobering, maddening, and…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/01/07/ilhan-omar-just-pointed-out-one-really-fked-up-detail-about-trumps-war-on-iran/

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez Goes to Washington: AOC shamed into un-liking antiwar journalist's tweet, apologizing for wrongthink
rt.com | 2020-01-07
New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez learned the hard way about the phalanx of thought-police waiting to pounce on politicians' 'wrongthink' when she was shamed into un-liking a tweet from an antiwar journalist. | Ocasio-Cortez (AOC, for short) stepped a little too far outside the mainstream when she clicked 'like' on a tweet by journalist Rania Khalek about US fears of Iranian retaliation over the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. An army of blue-checks and their enforcers quickly encircled her to point out the error of her ways, gloating when she finally knuckled under and apologized. | Last ni…
rt.com/usa/477659-aoc-iran-strike-trolls-khalek/

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez Goes to Washington: AOC shamed into un-liking antiwar journalist's tweet, apologizing for wrongthink
rt.com | 2020-01-07
New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez learned the hard way about the phalanx of thought-police waiting to pounce on politicians' 'wrongthink' when she was shamed into un-liking a tweet from an antiwar journalist. | Ocasio-Cortez (AOC, for short) stepped a little too far outside the mainstream when she clicked 'like' on a tweet by journalist Rania Khalek about US fears of Iranian retaliation over the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. An army of blue-checks and their enforcers quickly encircled her to point out the error of her ways, gloating when she finally knuckled under and apologized. | January…
rt.com/usa/477659-aoc-iran-strike-trolls-khalek/

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting in Colombo demands release of Assange and Manning
wsws.org | 2020-01-07
Afterwards, a University of Colombo student, declared: "I agree with the point made in this meeting that the fight for the freedom of Assange is so crucial for the defence of democratic rights internationally."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/07/meet-j07.html

GLOBAL PROTEST CALL MONDAY 24 FEB To Demand Freedom Of Julian Assange
Don't Extradite Assange | indybay.org | 2020-01-07
Belmarsh Prison, London and UK embassies and consulates around the world…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/06/18829479.php

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting in Colombo demands release of Assange and Manning
wsws.org | 2020-01-07
Afterwards, a University of Colombo student, declared: "I agree with the point made in this meeting that the fight for the freedom of Assange is so crucial for the defence of democratic rights internationally."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/07/meet-j07.html

Iranian and Hezbollah leaders oppose attacking civilians as Trump threatens to bomb cultural sites
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-07
Washington's top bogeymen, Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, called to protect civilians and only hit military targets. Meanwhile,…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/07/iran-hezbollah-civilians-trump-cultural-sites/

Iranian and Hezbollah leaders condemn attacking civilians as Trump threatens to bomb cultural sites
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-07
Washington's top bogeymen, Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, called to protect civilians and only hit military targets. Meanwhile,…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/07/iran-hezbollah-civilians-trump-cultural-sites/

America, An Empire on its Last Leg: To be Kicked Out from the Middle East?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-07
America's hegemonic military agenda in the Middle East has reached a dangerous threshold. | The assassination of IRGC General Soleimani ordered by the President of the United States on January 3, 2020 is tantamount to an Act of War against Iran….
globalresearch.ca/america-an-empire-on-its-last-leg-to-be-kicked-out-from-the-middle-east/5699693

The Democratic Party's Militarism Rears Its Ugly Head
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2020-01-07
There's nothing like an illegal and utterly reckless U.S. act of war to illuminate the political character of presidential candidates. In the days since the assassination of Iran's top military official, two of the highest-polling Democratic contenders have displayed the kind of moral cowardice that got the United States into–and kept it in –horrific wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq. | Eager to hedge their bets, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg have offered merely tactical critiques of President Trump's decision to kill Qassim Suleimani. In sharp contrast to Elizabeth Warren and especially Bernie…
truthdig.com/articles/the-democratic-partys-militarism-rears-its-ugly-head/

Biden and Buttigieg Are Showing How Corporatism and 'the Madness of Militarism' Go Together
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-07
Marketing nonstop war…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/07/18829492.php

Is this the end of U.S. interference in West Asia?
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-01-07
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif reacted strongly to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's suggestion that Iraqis were "dancing in the street" to celebrate the assassination. On Twitter, Zarif posted pictures of the funeral procession for Soleimani and wrote, "End of U.S. malign presence in West Asia has begun." | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/07/is-this-the-end-of-u-s-interference-in-west-asia/

From 9/11 Inside Job to Political Assassinations
All the Same Lie | indybay.org | 2020-01-07
From the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire perpetrated by Bush on 9/11/01 to the Assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani who was delivering a peace proposal to Saudi Arabia in Iraq, the motive is the same: perpetrate war and fascism to maximize profits, the greatest profits being in oil and munitions. See thegrayzone.com/2020/01/06/soleimani-peace-mission-assassinated-trump-lie-imminent-attacks/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/06/18829488.php

Lawrence Wilkerson on Trump's Iran aggression: same neocon lies, new target
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-07
As millions of Iranians mourn the US murder of Qassem Soleimani, ex-Bush administration official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discuses the parallels…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/07/lawrence-wilkerson-on-trumps-iran-aggression-same-neocon-lies-new-target/

Grand Rapids, MI protest against war with Iran
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-07
Grand Rapids, MI – On January 4, about 35 people gathered at the intersection of Division and Fulton, the center point of Grand Rapids, to express their outrage and protest the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force. Soleimani was killed outside Baghdad's airport. | Signs read: "No war on Iran," "U.S. out of Iraq and the Middle East," "No war," "Bad president/bad decisions" and the iconic "Give peace a chance." The crowd chanted, "No more war" and "No war in Iran." | Organized by a small group of progressive activists, the protest attracted a diverse group of people from or…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/6/grand-rapids-mi-protest-against-war-iran

Chicago protests Trump's attack in Iraq
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-07
Chicago, IL – As part of the national day of protest to demand U.S. troops out of Iraq, 1000 people rallied in front of Trump Tower in Chicago. After listening to speeches by numerous local activists, people marched across the Loop, Chicago's central district, for several hours. One person was arrested by the Chicago Police Department, who were furious because the march disrupted traffic on the Magnificent Mile, a section of Michigan Avenue that is one of the most expensive shopping districts in the country. Later the crowd marched on Lake Shore Drive. At least one other person was arrested, but then un-arrested…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/7/chicago-protests-trump-s-attack-iraq

Cleveland activists rally against U.S. attack on Iran
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-07
Cleveland, OH – Anti-war activists took to Market Square in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, January 4, at noon to denounce U.S. imperialism and aggression towards Iran following the murder of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the Trump regime. | Chanting slogans of "1, 2, 3, 4, we don't want your racist war! 5, 6, 7, 8, stop the killings, stop the hate!" and "We are people, we want peace! U.S. out of Middle East!" around 100 protesters rallied as prepared speeches were given by representatives from the Workers World Party, Cleveland State University's Middle East and Northern Africa student group, Pe…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/7/cleveland-activists-rally-against-us-attack-iran

Milwaukee: Protesters stand against act of war on Iran, say, "Not in our name"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-07
Milwaukee, WI – The four corners of 27th and West Oklahoma on Milwaukee's South Side were filled with protesters on the afternoon of January 4. Activists were gathered to stand against the U.S.'s acts of war against Iran. It was a chilly afternoon, the wind biting into those assembled, but loud chanting intermingled with the frequent honks from motorists on the busy Milwaukee streets echoed into the area. | "Honk for peace! Honk for peace! No more war in the Middle East!" chanted 100 demonstrators brave enough to stand against the imperialist war machine. Everyone held banners, flags or handmade signs. | Kellie L…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/6/milwaukee-protesters-stand-against-act-war-iran-say-not-our-name

Canadian Peace Congress Condemns Imperial War Crimes
Laura Savinkoff | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-07
Dear Friends for Peace, | The Canadian Peace Congress condemns the murders of Iranian General Soleimani and others in the motorcade leaving Baghdad International Airport on January 3rd, 2020 as an act of war by the United States against Iraq and …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-peace-congress-condemns-imperial-war-crimes/5699932

Invoke U.N.'s Uniting For Peace Resolution Before Trump Embroils Us In War With Iran
Dimitri Lascaris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-07
In the early hours of January 3, 2020, the United States military assassinated Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani's killing, accomplished by means of a drone strike in Baghdad, was done without the authorization of the Iraqi government. It thus constitutes a grave breach of Iraqi sovereignty. It also constitutes an act of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/invoke-u-n-s-uniting-for-peace-resolution-before-trump-embroils-us-in-war-with-iran/

An Eyewitness to the Horrors of the US 'Forever Wars' Speaks Out
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
The 2003 "shock and awe" bombing of Iraq had finally stopped. From the balcony of my room in Baghdad's Al Fanar Hotel, I watched U.S. Marines moving between their jeeps, armored personnel carriers, and Humvees. They had occupied the street immediately in front of the small, family-owned hotel where our Iraq Peace Team had been…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/an-eyewitness-to-the-horrors-of-the-us-forever-wars-speaks-out/

An Eyewitness to the Horrors of the US 'Forever Wars' Speaks Out
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
The 2003 "shock and awe" bombing of Iraq had finally stopped. From the balcony of my room in Baghdad's Al Fanar Hotel, I watched U.S. Marines moving between their jeeps, armored personnel carriers, and Humvees. They had occupied the street immediately in front of the small, family-owned hotel where our Iraq Peace Team had been…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/an-eyewitness-to-the-horrors-of-the-us-forever-wars-speaks-out/

Minneapolis joins with 90 U.S. cities to say "U.S. troops out of Iraq – no war on Iran"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-07
Minneapolis, MN – On January 4, over 700 people took to the streets of Minneapolis to denounce the Trump administration's moves to provoke a war with Iran and their prolonging the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Protests also took place in at least 90 cities across the United States. | The protest, called on two days' notice in response to escalating U.S. military actions in Iraq and threats against Iran, brought out a wide range of people to speak out against the U.S. war threats. | The Minneapolis protest was initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and endorsed by a range of groups including Anti-War Committee,…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/7/minneapolis-joins-90-us-cities-say-us-troops-out-iraq-no-war-iran

Attacks on Iran, Past and Present
John Scales Avery | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani On Friday, 3 January, 2020, progressives in the United States and all peace-loving people throughout the world were horrified to learn that Donald Tromp had added to his long list of crimes and imbicilities by ordering the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, who is a hero in his own…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/attacks-on-iran-past-and-present/

Report exposes police brutality against students of India's Jamia Millia Islamia university
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-07
According to a report on the violence of December 15, the police action was intentionally "aimed at causing maximum damage to the protesters," most of whom were protesting peacefully…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/07/report-exposes-police-brutality-against-students-of-indias-jamia-millia-islamia-university/

Take Action Now: No War With Iran
NationAction | thenation.com | 2020-01-07
Protest endless war, learn about the situation in Iran, and work towards peace at home and abroad.
thenation.com/article/take-action-now-no-war-with-iran/

Period of Calm Obscures Deepening Crisis of Democracy in Bolivia
Olivia Arigho-Stiles | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
La Paz, Bolivia After the coup in November in which ex-President Evo Morales was forcibly removed from power, the political situation in Bolivia has now settled into what appears to be, a period of calm. Mass protests in the street have ceased, and so have the state killings. But this superficial tranquility belies developments which…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/period-of-calm-obscures-deepening-crisis-of-democracy-in-bolivia/

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Attack Shows Just How Fascist The 'Modi Mob' Is
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-07
A mob of masked thugs broke into India's premier Jawaharlal Nehru University Sunday night and beat dozens of students who were protesting against their country's contentious "Citizenship (Amendment) Act", after which the victims accused the perpetrators of being allied with …
globalresearch.ca/the-jawaharlal-nehru-university-attack-shows-just-how-fascist-the-modi-mob-is/5699912

Trump and His Team Are Lying Their Way to War with Iran
Ryan Costello | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-07
President Trump ordering the killing of Qassem Soleimani is troubling on several fronts. The assassination has been treated as an act of war in Iran, uniting disparate political factions after a brutal crackdown on protesters in November. Now, U.S. forces …
globalresearch.ca/trump-team-lying-way-war-iran/5699861

Evidence? What evidence? Pompeo shows no proof of 'imminent' Soleimani attacks
rt.com | 2020-01-07
The US says that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was plotting "imminent and sinister" attacks against its diplomats and military personnel. But when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was pressed for evidence of this, he gave none. | Soleimani, commander of the Iranian military's Quds Force, was assassinated in a drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday. Before the strike, President Donald Trump implicated Iran in a fatal rocket attack on an American base in Iraq in December, and in the storming of the American embassy in Baghdad by protesters last week. Afterwards, he said that Soleimani was killed to prevent "i…
rt.com/usa/477663-pomepo-no-evidence-soleimani/

Evidence? What evidence? Pompeo shows no proof of 'imminent' Soleimani attacks
rt.com | 2020-01-07
The US says that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was plotting "imminent and sinister" attacks against its diplomats and military personnel. But when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was pressed for evidence of this, he gave none. | Soleimani, commander of the Iranian military's Quds Force, was assassinated in a drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday. Before the strike, President Donald Trump implicated Iran in a fatal rocket attack on an American base in Iraq in December, and in the storming of the American embassy in Baghdad by protesters last week. Afterwards, he said that Soleimani was killed to prevent "i…
rt.com/usa/477663-pomepo-no-evidence-soleimani/

San Francisco: Global Day of Protest – No War on Iran!
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-01-07
Powell + Market Street, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/06/18829487.php

In San José, Protesters Say We've Got a Moron with a War On
Text: R.R. Photos: Bernie Bob Jung | indybay.org | 2020-01-07
Many interesting signs and flags from national day of action against war on Iran in San José, California. | January 4, 2020.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/07/18829493.php

Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani's Assassination Confirms It
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-07
Trump's decision to assassinate one of Iran's most prominent and highly respected military leaders, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, has added yet another name to the list of people killed by the U.S. — which many rightly see as the world's biggest rogue state. | The assassination has escalated hostilities between Tehran and Washington and created an even more explosive situation in the politically volatile Middle East. As was to be expected, Iran has vowed to retaliate on its own terms for the…
truthout.org/articles/noam-chomsky-us-is-a-rogue-state-and-suleimanis-assassination-confirms-it/

Killing Soleimani Reflects US Desperation in the Middle East
Ramzy Baroud — Romana Rubeo | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
By killing top Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, American and Israeli leaders demonstrated the idiom 'out of the frying pan into the fire.' US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are both politically and legally embattled — the former has just been impeached and the latter is dogged by an Attorney General…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/killing-soleimani-reflects-us-desperation-in-the-middle-east/

Trump is Starting a War With Iran, Whether by Accident or Design
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
Is this war by accident or war by design? We've all said that a major war in the Middle East could start by accident. But no one thought Donald Trump would go for the jugular quite like this. To kill General Qassem Soleimani is a sword at the heart of Iran, without doubt. And on whose behalf?
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/trump-is-starting-a-war-with-iran-whether-by-accident-or-design/

Bagdad da un mensaje de Año Nuevo: EE.UU. intensifica la agresión
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2020-01-07
Jan. 3 — La arrogancia del imperialismo estadounidense no tiene límites. Y en ninguna parte ha sido más destructivo en las últimas décadas que en los países de la zona denominados Oriente Medio. Manifestantes iraquíes asaltan embajada de Estados Unidos en Bagdad, 31 de diciembre. Se envió un mensaje humillante . . . | Continue reading Bagdad da un mensaje de Año Nuevo: EE.UU. intensifica la agresión at Workers.org
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Video: Qassem Soleimani: Martyr of Iranian Revolution
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-07
For the first time in the history of Iran, a red flag was raised over the Holy Dome of Jamkaran Mosque in the holy city of Qom both symbolizing blood spilled unjustly and serving as a call to avenge a …
globalresearch.ca/video-qassem-soleimani-martyr-iranian-revolution/5699862

Impeach Trump for Acts of War on Iraq, Iran and Elsewhere
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-07
Trump's legal team reportedly prepared their strategy to challenge articles of impeachment by House Dems — yet to be sent to the GOP-controlled Senate for trial. | According to Law Professor Jonathan Turley, "(b)y rushing the impeachment and forcing a vote | …
globalresearch.ca/impeach-trump-for-acts-of-war-on-iraq-iran-and-elsewhere/5699934

Russia's Putin Travels to Syria to Meet With Assad
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-07
Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Syria's Damascus province on Tuesday to meet with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the headquarters of the Russian military in the capital. | RELATED: | Turkey Transfers Syrian Rebels to Libya for Tripoli Battle | According to state-owned SANA, the two presidents watched a military parade at the base before they began their official meeting in Damascus. | SANA reported that President Putin congratulated his Syrian counterpart on thei…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russias-Putin-Travels-to-Syria-to-Meet-With-Assad–20200107-0002.html

Putin makes surprise visit to Syria, holds talks with Assad — Kremlin
rt.com | 2020-01-07
Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to Syria, holding talks with his counterpart, Bashar Assad, at the Russian military command center. | Putin "rode through the streets of Damascus" on his way to the command center, where he headed after landing at the city's airport, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov revealed. | The Russian president met with Assad there as the two leaders listened to reports by military officials on the conditions on the ground in various regions of the country. Russia has been assisting Syria in the fight against terrorists since 2014. | | © Syrian Preside…
rt.com/news/477648-putin-visit-syria-assad/

Putin Should Take Control of the Iranian Situation Out of Israel's Hands
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-07
At this time, it is up to Israel whether or not war occurs between the US and Iran. Israel very much wants this war as a means of putting Iran and Syria into chaos, thus leaving Hezbollah isolated and unsupplied….
globalresearch.ca/putin-should-take-control-iranian-situation-out-israel-hands/5699882

Here Are Some Ways Your Congress Members Can Oppose Iran War
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-07
In the wake of President Trump's decision to kill a powerful Iranian general and an Iraqi Shia militia leader in a drone strike on Friday, Congress has the power to stop what is arguably already a proxy war with Iran from devolving into all-out war. Indeed, lawmakers already have several options for reasserting their constitutional war powers and immediately taking action to prevent further violence, including measures to block war funding and repeal longstanding military authorizations. | Topping the list i…
truthout.org/articles/here-are-some-ways-your-congress-members-can-oppose-iran-war/

Big Data Firms Helped Sway the 2016 Election. Could It Happen Again in 2020?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-07
The documentary "The Great Hack," which was shortlisted for the Oscars, explores how the data firm Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Cambridge Analytica collapsed in May 2018 after The Observer newspaper revealed the company had harvested some 87 million Facebook profiles without the users' knowledge or consent. Cambridge Analytica then used the data to sway voters to support President Trump during the 2016 campa…
truthout.org/video/big-data-firms-helped-sway-the-2016-election-could-it-happen-again-in-2020/

Australia Is on Fire — Its Government Must Stop Denying Climate Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-07
After years studying the climate, my work has brought me to Sydney where I'm studying the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events. | Prior to beginning my sabbatical stay in Sydney, I took the opportunity this holiday season to vacation in Australia with my family.
truthout.org/articles/australia-is-on-fire-its-government-must-stop-denying-climate-crisis/

'The People of This Region Want US Out': More Than 40 Iranian Mourners Killed at Soleimani Funeral Procession
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-01-07
International tensions continue to build as mourning turns to tragedy in Iran where millions have marched to honor the slain military leader. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/soleimani_funeral_stampede.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/07/people-region-want-us-out-more-40-iranian-mourners-killed-soleimani-funeral?cd-origin=rss

Maduro government ousts Guaidó as speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly
wsws.org | 2020-01-07
The move to sideline the opposition is largely based on calculations that it can exploit the war crisis in the Middle East and growing popular opposition to the lawlessness of US foreign policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/07/vene-j07.html

Roman Abramovich plowed $325 MILLION into Chelsea last season in show of commitment — but $35 million went on Conte sacking
rt.com | 2020-01-07
Details of Chelsea's 2018-19 accounts have revealed billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich pumped £247million (US$325 million) into the club for the period — but paid out over £26 million in the sacking of Antonio Conte. | The Blues recently revealed that they had made a loss of almost £100 million during the last financial year (ending June 30, 2019). | READ MORE: Chelsea post $130 million loss — but insist they WILL stay within Financial Fair Play limits | More details o…
rt.com/sport/477646-roman-abramovich-pumped-millions-chelsea-2018-19/

Russia and Turkey are Engaged in a Delicate Dance in the Eastern Mediterranean
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
Libya's call seeking military assistance from Turkey and the latter's prompt announcement on December 26 of its readiness to meet the request as early as January is no doubt a carefully choreographed sequence of events. Tripoli and Ankara are moving in tandem. The day before the Turkish announcement, President Recep Erdogan made a "secret" day-long…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/russia-and-turkey-are-engaged-in-a-delicate-dance-in-the-eastern-mediterranean/

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